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Loretta Mary (Shea) Wilken

July 4, 1923 ~ July 19, 2018 (age 95)

Loretta Mary Shea was born on July 4, 1923 in Leaf Valley, MN, to William and Minnie (Guenther) Shea.  Loretta graduated from Alexandria High School in 1941 and had worked in Alexandria and Minneapolis.  She married Hugo Wilken on September 15, 1947 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Millerville, MN.  They started out living in Brandon and then moved to Alexandria, where they raised four sons and four daughters.  Loretta managed McCarthy’s Drive-In for many years.  Hugo passed away in July of 2001.

Loretta was a member of Christian Mothers and the VFW Auxiliary.  She moved into an apartment at Bethel Manor in 2013 and then Edgewood in Alexandria in 2017. 

Loretta M. Wilken passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Edgewood in Alexandria at the age of 95 years old.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hugo Wilken; brothers, Leo, Hubert, Al, and Phil; sisters, Marguerite and Helen; son-in-law, Bob Nelson and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. 

Loretta is survived by all eight of her children, Bob (Elaine) Wilken of Alexandria, Terry (Mary) Wilken of Hendersonville, NC, Kathy (Grant) Haugen of Alexandria, Mary (Mike) Aune of Minnetonka, Paul (Vicky) Wilken of Oak Grove, Becky Nelson of Alexandria, Joe (Sue) Wilken of Sartell and Ann (Larry) Ackerman of Montevideo; 20 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; sister Betty (Neil) Ostlund; brothers, Jim Shea, John (Nancy) Shea; sisters-in-law, Joyce Shea and Laverne Shea; and special friend Norma Jean Peymann.

A visitation will be held on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 4-7 PM with a 4 PM Parish Prayer Service at the Anderson Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 1 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria with visitation for one hour prior to the Mass on Tuesday at the Church.  Interment will be in the Kinkead Cemetery.  Casket Bearers are Andrew Wilken, Jason Haugen, Thomas Wilken, Justin Wilken, Logan Ackerman, Brock Ackerman, Jesse Wilken, Mark Aune, Travis Wilken, and Lee Wilken.  Honorary Casket Bearers are the staff and residents of Edgewood in Alexandria. 

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